Reginald John James (Reg) JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Reginald John James

Service Number: 139
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, 15 May 1890
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 27 June 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Jerusalem Memorial, Somerton Park Sacred Heart College Men of "The Marist Brothers Old Scholars Association" Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 139, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 139, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Armadale embarkation_ship_number: A26 public_note: ''
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 139, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 139, 9th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 139, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Battles of Gaza , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 139 awm_unit: 9 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1917-06-27

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

"A young lad, aged 10 years, son of Mr. W.H. Johnson, the present landlord of the Kooringa Hotel, had the misfortune to fall off one of the girders of the bridge near Henderson's blacksmith shop on Wednesday last.  He was picked up and taken home by Mr. Day." - from the Burra Record 23 May 1900 (